'Mesrine' tops Globes du Cristal awards

Vincent Cassel named best actor for biopic

PARIS -- France's "Public Enemy Number One" is also proving to be the No. 1 awards season favorite in Gaul as Jean-Francois Richet's "Mesrine" was named best film at the Globes du Cristal awards ceremony Monday night in Paris.

The film's star Vincent Cassel won the best actor prize, following his win at the recent Lumiere Awards and nomination in the same category for the Feb. 27 Cesar Awards.

Biopics were once again triumphant as Sylvie Testud took the best actress award home for her role in Diane Kurys' biopic "Sagan."

Awards in categories including theater, opera, dance, literature, fashion designer and art expo were also distributed.

Some 4,600 national and regional French journalists vote for the prizes over the Internet. The Globes de Cristal 2009 ceremony was broadcast live on Gallic public network France 3.